Mark DotyPoetry, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20131227, 20130405
Esteemed poet Mark Doty discusses his work, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, winner of the 2008 National Book Awards, and his 2013 book-length poem and meditative bestiary called A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures. He also talks about why he turned to writing the memoirs, Dog Years and Firebird, and how the prose writing helped him deal more fully with the difficult issues of AIDS, death, and grief. Doty reads from his work and talks about his recent collaboration with the painter Darren Waterston on his exploration of the animal kingdom through poetry. Visit our shop for the Mark Doty CD Collection which includes this program as well as his 1999 interview.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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